Home For Cooperation
|Mediterranean Institute of Gender Studies|
Home For Cooperation is a unique community center, located in the heart of Nicosia. It is the embodiment of intercommunal cooperation, contributing to the collective efforts of civil society in their engagement with peacebuilding and intercultural dialogue. Using its sources it encourages people to cooperate with each other beyond constraints and dividing lines.
The Home for Cooperation essentially aims to act as a bridge-builder between separated communities, memories and visions. It provides working spaces and opportunities for Non-Governmental Organisations and individuals to design and implement innovative projects.
In 2014 the Home for Cooperation was granted with the EU Prize for Cultural Heritage/Europa Nostra Award in the Conservation category. The Home for Cooperation project has been supported by the European Economic Area Grants and Norway Grants.
Today the Home has become a landmark building within the Ledra Palace crossing, UN buffer zone. It facilitates situations for people to get together and to get to know each other. The home hosts an extensive variety of cultural, artistic and educational programs with the aim to foster creativity and intercultural trust in Cyprus and internationally.
Relation to Future Worlds Center
Several Future Worlds associates and especially Yiannis Laouris, Kerstin Wittig, Elia Petridou, Larry Fergeson and Harry Anastasiou who were involved in peace and reconciliation projects had supported the creation of the Home For Cooperation and use its facilities for their projects, such as for the Act Beyond Borders International Conference, the Education for a Culture of Peace as a Vehicle for Reconciliation in Cyprus and the activities of the Peace Education Initiative 2017 project.